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PG-13| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.

Cast: Bill Murray , Karen Allen , John Forsythe , John Glover , Bobcat Goldthwait , David Johansen , Carol Kane , Robert Mitchum

Director: Richard Donner

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Scrooged (1988)

Release Date: November 23rd, 1988|1 hr. 41 min.

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  • Scrooged doesn't pack the wallop of "A Christmas Carol" - you won't cry or walk out resolving to become a better person - but it's a funny and imaginative high-class effort. Best of all, it stars Bill Murray, who has only to raise an eyebrow to get laughs. [23 Nov 1988, p.E1] show more

  • Scrooged is so monumental a mess that even rabid Bill Murray fans - the ones who'll stand in line to see it despite critics' inevitable bashings - will wonder how it went so wrong. [23 Nov 1988, p. 9D] show more

  • The film works very well, providing lots of laughs, in its first half, setting up the Bill Murray character and his callousness. For a Christmas Eve special he wants to staple antlers on a mouse. [25 Nov 1988, p.A] show more

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    This is one of my all time favorite Christmas movies. A must see each year before Christmas.

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